'''Anthony Charles Lynton Blair''' (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
from 1997 to 2007 and the Leader of the Labour Party (UK)|Leader
of the Labour Party (UK)|Labour Party
from 1994 to 2007.
From 1983 to 2007, Blair was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom)|MP
for Sedgefield (UK Parliament constituency)|Sedgefield
. He was elected Labour Party leader in Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 1994|July 1994
, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith (Labour Party leader)|John Smith
, who together with his predecessor, Neil Kinnock
, had started to move the party closer to the political centre, in the hope of winning power. Under Blair's leadership, the party used the phrase "New Labour
", to distance it from previous Labour policies and the traditional conception of socialism
. Blair declared support for a new conception that he...